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Hotspot Shield Review
Internet, when it first came into existence, was thought of as a means of reducing the distance between places and people, shortening boundaries and making this planet a very small virtual village. An altogether new and different world was there for all to visualize, where there were going to be no barriers in terms of data and information. Over time, internet has surely delivered, even more than what was expected of it, but as with every other thing which has not got its own mind; internet is ultimately controlled by humans. And the fact is that for every human who uses the internet with good intentions, there is a person who uses the same medium for making personal benefits through means which at best cannot be described as ethical.
Such people, for whom more general terms like hackers or online scammers can be used, are constantly trying to get hold of your personal information and then use it for their benefits. With the increasing dependency of general public on internet for banking and other financial things, the dangers of such information getting stolen and then being used against the concerned person are higher now than they ever were. In such times, it becomes imperative for everyone who uses internet to try and use the best protection that is available to safeguard themselves from such online dangers. And when talking about the best, only one name comes to the mind, Hotspot Shield.
Hotspot Shield is a computer software that safeguards any computer on both the wired as well as wireless connections through high end and complex encryption and allows the users to surf the internet at any public place with utmost protection. Here, we are going to have a thorough discussion about all the features of this software.
The installation of Hotspot Shield is child’s play, literally. All that you need to do is a few clicks of the mouse and then it takes care of everything else. We have tested the installation of this software on windows XP and windows 7 and the results were great every time. All the instructions during the installation are laid out in detail and this makes it very easy for all types to users to install this program without any hassle. Though one thing should be kept in mind, during the installation the program might attempt to install the Hotspot Shield toolbar on your browser which is not required at all and thus this option should be deselected.
Given the great features and the insane amount of functionality that Hotspot Shield provides, its ease of usage comes as sweet surprise. It offers the best HTTPS encryption that provides foolproof security for your computer during your browsing sessions.
What is Bad
As far as bad goes, there is nothing much to be reported. Only some minor irritants are there, the major one being the opening of web pages showing ads and other promotional material every time the computer is started or shut down. Though, this can be thought of as pretty justified given this software comes for no cost. If you want you can buy the Elite version of Hotspot Shield.
What is Good
This software provides the highest level of security during browsing sessions to the users through high-end encryptions and the latest technologies and that too for free.
In the end, all that can be said about Hotspot Shield is that it is in a league of its own. So, if you frequently use public internet networks and want to make your browsing sessions absolutely safe and protected.